Applied Mechanics and Design

The faculty in the Applied Mechanics and Design Group are concerned with the analysis and conception of machine and structural components. Active research is performed in Biomechanics, Nano-mechanics, Experimental Stress Analysis, Vibrations and Acoustics, Kinematics and Dynamics of linkage and Mechanisms, Finite Element Method and Computer Aided Design. The faculty members with their research interests are listed below.

Phillip Ferguson

  • Applied dynamics, navigation and control for satellite systems
  • Innovative sensing and actuation systems for space
  • Testbeds for space environment simulation and technology validation

Xihui (Larry) Liang

  • Mechanical System Dynamics
  • Condition Monitoring; Fault Diagnostics and Prognostics
  • Engineering Reliability, Optimization and Maintenance

Yunhua Luo

  • Finite Element Method, Adaptive algorithms in FEM; Structural Analysis with FEM
  • Meshless Methods, General Finite Difference Method
  • Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation with Computational Inverse Methods

Igor Telichev

  • Orbital Debris
  • Impact Mechanics
  • Fracture Mechanics

Christine Q. Wu

  • Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Legged Locomotion Robotics
  • Biomechanics

Nan Wu

  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Structural Repair and Enhancement 
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Nano-technology